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Marco Bellini 'Muluvenice' 21


Handmade in Italy 

Dimensions: H 68 cm x Ø 7.5cm

Materials: Locally sourced walnut wood

Method: Turned on a lathe and hand carved, the pieces are burnt using fire and compressed air. A compound with an iron base is then added and the pieces are finished using a combination of artist's fixatives, spray varnishes and beeswax and then left outside in the sun for at least 2-3 weeks

Care: To clean, dust lightly with a cotton cloth



Concerned with portraying a sense of the sacred, this conical wooden sculpture features a rich, charred textured surface, red stains and a long neck gracefully stretching upwards evoking natural forms such as a sprouting plant. Titled “Muluvenice” from the Etruscan word meaning "(has been) dedicated to” this series draws inspiration from a distant, even ancient, past. 

About the Artist

Born in 1977, Marco Bellini lives and works in Camino, Italy. Since 2016, he has been working full time in his established studio as a wood sculptor and turner, and has representation in both Europe and the US. 

Bellini’s wooden vessels and urns are carved to strive towards an evocation of feelings, with a sustained engagement in recalling objects from our remote past. Bellini crafts ‘cult’ objects to create a sense of the sacred, giving form to idols to inspire ancestral awe, to “free our mourning from what we’ve lost.” His objects conjure a remote time in which the sacred and profane were not separate concepts: “when a house could also be a temple, baking bread could be a ritual”. Believing this to be increasingly important in today’s world where, in the artist’s own words, “people suffer for this separation between science and spirituality”, Bellini hopes for his works to initiate a realisation of the inexplicable world around us in an embrace of the meaningful incompleteness of knowledge. 

Marco Bellini 'Muluvenice' 21



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